The 10 Best Seafood Restaurants in Wisconsin!

You don’t have to be in Maryland or Maine to find some of the very best seafood in America. In fact, Wisconsin is home to some underrated and mouthwateringly good ocean fare. From fish, to lobster, and everything in between, you’ll find the tastiest of seafood dishes sizzling on a platter in front of you. Here are the 10 best seafood restaurants in the state! 

1. Harbor House, Milwaukee, WI

Harbor House is the perfect upscale seafood restaurant. Enjoy skyline views, a lengthy wine list, and views of Lake Michigan. Their seafood dishes will be sure to hit the spot.  Find everything from lobster to walleye. 

2. Tempest Oyster Bar, Madison, WI

Tempest Oyster Bar in Madison is a sleek and stylish restaurant for you and yours to gather at. Try their world-famous oysters or look over their menu for other seafood delicacies. Jazz things up and join them for live music on the weekends.

3. River’s Bend, Green Bay, WI

River side dine at River’s Bend in Green Bay. Try their extraordinary food and drinks that they’ve been preparing since 1974. Start with the best crab cakes in Green Bay, followed by their clam chowder soup, and ending with their tasty crab legs.

4. Waterfront Restaurant, Sister Bay, WI

Located in one of Wisconsin’s favorite tourist areas—the Waterfront Restaurant in Sister Bay is the place to catch some of the best seafood. Enjoy stunning sunset views on their patio while browsing their famous Tapas Menu. 

5. Third Coast Provisions, Milwaukee, WI

Third Coast Provisions is Milwaukee’s ultimate seafood experience. Their contemporary oyster bar and seafood menu. Sea scallops, oysters, lobster rolls, shrimp cocktails, surf and turf options, and more. There are tons of options when you wash up at the Third Coast Provisions.

6. Captain Bill’s, Middleton, WI

All aboard! Captain Bill’s casual lakefront restaurant has the perfect outdoor seating overlooking Lake Mendota. They earned this year’s Diners Choice Award, so you know you’ll be getting a good dish. They’re fresh seafood has been wowing the people of Madison since 1993. Find out what all the fuss is about at Captain Bill’s.

7. Mariner’s Inn, Madison, WI

Mariner’s Inn is an old-fashioned, yet classic seafood restaurant in Madison. Since their opening in 1966, their waterfront dining experience overseeing Lake Mendota, has been a crowd favorite. Try their shrimp cocktail, walleye, or salmon.

8. Houligans Steak and Seafood Pub, Eau Claire, WI

Eau Claire’s favorite American seafood restaurant offers a special seafood menu. Try their honey Dijon shrimp, Canadian walleye, grilled salmon, or their famous Seafood Bake. Their casual wood-lined dining experience will be sure to please the seafood lover in your family.

9. Esquire Club, Madison, WI

Madison’s original seafood restaurant has been serving up dishes since 1947. Kavanaugh’s Esquire Club takes you back in time with great customer service and an old-school vibe. Seafood selections include lobster tail, shrimp, salmon, cod, walleye, catfish, perch and added weekly specials! Stop on in for the best of the best.

10. Salty’s, Fond du Lac, WI

Salty’s in Fon du Lac is an award-winning seafood restaurant in the Fox Valley area. Try their outrageously yummy seafood. As said by Salty’s themselves, “there is no love more sincerer...than the love of seafood,” fall in love with their haddock, catfish, perch, and more.

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